I’ve been following Cyanide and Happiness for a good while now and it almost always amuses me. For some reason I can’t quite put my finger on, today’s cracked my shit up. Check it:

Note: For those of you unfamiliar with the comic, C&H is more often than not crude, cynical, offensive and politically incorrect. I love it. Enjoy.

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I like Ne-Yo. I really do.

And back in the day, thanks to my big sister, I liked the New Kids on the Block. I think I even had some NKOTB bed sheets. Yeah.

So I’m watching the VH1 Top 20 music videos (there is nothing else on) and saw this:

At first I was like, was that Jordan Knight? Nahhh, it couldn’t be…. Wait, was that Donnie Wahlberg? HOLY SHIT!

Whaaat?! NKOTB are back? They have a new album! Reunited and it feels so good…

Wait. Aren’t they like 50 by now? Just throwin’ this out there, but (warning: cliche ahead) “Old Kids on the Block,” anyone? And P.S. I’m sorrrry I’m behind on the entertainment news.

I don’t care. I love it. OK, OK, I’ll be one of the first to admit I’m extremely mainstream. Sure there’s plenty “popular” stuff out there that I absolutely despise (I do have my own brain, thankyouverymuch) but there’s a whole lot I love. Apple bottom jeans and the boots with the fur. Cherry chapstick. The list goes on…

Also they’re playing at Key Arena on Nov. 22. Any takers?

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Thanks to this blog – which, by the way, I have no idea where I found – I’ve been reading, here’s a neat little journalism 101-type acronym for a theory about newspapers and journalism. Read it in its entirety here.

Jonie is, in newspaper terms:
J – Journalism. Capital-J journalism. Investigations, major takeouts, Barlett and Steele, pulling back the curtain to show what’s there, locally or nationally – usually, the bigger the game, the more important it is seen as.
O – Opinion. Editorials, most blogs, letters, anything whose thrust is “here’s what I think about that.”
N – News. Galveston nearly destroyed. McCain says X, Obama says Y. Man helps community baseball league. Mostly just saying here’s what happened; you can look behind the curtain, but you don’t pull it back completely. It accepts the world as it is and reports on it.
I – Information. Listings, community events, theater times, business promotions, garden columns.
E – Entertainment. Not just news about entertainment, but things that entertain the reader – Hey Mabel stories, comics, Ask Amy, those Monday features on well-meaning people not doing anything in particular that exist to fill the bottom of the B page.

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